How the Season On Broadway Looks So Far

Today came two more announcements about the 2009-2010 Broadway season. “Hamlet” with Jude Law (I’ll have more on that later) and “Oleanna” with Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles will be coming to Broadway. While this does mean that I’ll probably have more posts entitled “Dammit, Mamet” in the fall, this also means that the 2009-2010 Broadway season is also starting to become a bit more full.

So far, these are the shows that are probably coming to Broadway:

-“Hamlet”
-“Oleanna”
-“Lend Me a Tennor”
-“The Addams Family”
-“Spider-Man Turn Out the Dark”
-“Love Never Dies”
-“Superior Donuts”
-“Time Stands Still”
-“In the Next Room, or the Vibrator Play”
-“Burn the Floor”
-“Bye Bye Birdie”
-“Race”
-“Brighton Beach Memoirs”
-“The Royal Family”
-“After Miss Julie”
-“Ragtime”
-“A Steady Rain”
-“Collected Stories”
-“Finian’s Rainbow”
-“La Cage Aux Folles”
-“A Little Night Music”
-“Memphis”
-“Broadway Bound”
-“Wishful Drinking”
-“Fela!”
-“Present Laughter”
-Unannounced MTC Show at the Friedman (how about a transfer of “Ruined”?)
-“Catch Me if You Can” (?)

So, with that list, this is how the season on Broadway will look like.

New Plays: 8
New Musicals: 7
Play Revivals: 6
Musical Revivals: 5
Plays Written by David Mamet: 2
Plays Directed by David Cromer: 2
Chicago-centric Plays: 2
Shows We Don’t Know About: 1
Revived Musicals That Make You Go “Why are they reviving this?”: 1 or 2, depending on how you feel about “La Cage Aux Folles.”
Shows that if the Tony Awards Hadn’t Gotten Rid of the Special Theatrical Event Category Would Go Under That:: 2

On another note, at this moment, they won’t have to nominate every musical revival that opens next season like they’ve had to the past two years.

(By the way, if I missed anything, please tell me.)

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